Expand your career as an ISSA Certified Coach

Earn more. Specialize. Reach more clients.

Whether you are seeing clients part-time or full-time, with an ISSA Coaching Certification, you will stand out as a deeper expert in the area of fitness that you are most passionate about. At ISSA we offer career tracks such as Corrective Exercise, Bodybuilding, Group Fitness, as well as special population focus from youth fitness to senior fitness and everything in between. You can choose more than one specialization and reach even more people.

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$1,598
List Price
Save $600
$998
1 payment
$83.17
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

Not sure yet? Get your Free Evaluation Kit

Top 4 Reasons to Become an ISSA Certified Coach

  • Make more money by adding credentials that lead to higher hourly rates or open you up for a more senior position
  • Specialize in an area of fitness that drives your career or passion. Chose to become a Bodybuilding Coach, Corrective Exercise Coach or Senior Coach or any of our other specialized tracks and take your career to a whole new level.
  • Gain the knowledge and expertise to work with special populations and help them find further success with their unique goals
  • As an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer you can add the ISSA Specialized Coach title to help market yourself to prospective clients so they know they are getting your deeper expertise

What is an ISSA Certified Coach?

An ISSA Certified Coach has a deeper level of expertise than a personal trainer. A Coach specializes in a defined area of fitness and has the training and education to train specific modalities or targeted populations, or both. For example, an ISSA Certified Senior Coach will have a deeper level of expertise focused on how to coach a senior client to reach their goals given specific limitations or concerns associated with their stage of life. This combination of personal trainer certification and specialization is a powerful step in a trainers career progression.


How the ISSA Coach Certification Works

We want to support you as you take your career wherever you want to go. As an ISSA Certified Coach, you open up a world of possibilities.

  • 1

    Become a Certified Personal Trainer

    Study and become a Certified Personal Trainer by passing the ISSA Certified Personal Training Course as the core requirement.

  • 2

    Complete an ISSA Specialization Course

    Chose, study and pass one of our ISSA Specialization Courses (from this list) as a second requirement

  • 3

    Receive your ISSA Coaching Certification

    Once you have completed both certifications along with your CPR certification, you will receive the title of Certified Coach.


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Available Specializations

In order to become an ISSA Certified Coach, the candidate must successfully receive their ISSA Personal Trainer and any ONE of the following specialization certifications. In addition, the candidate must have up-to-date CPR/First Aid Certification:

What You'll Learn While Becoming an ISSA Certified Coach

To become an ISSA Certified Coach you will need to successfully complete the ISSA Personal Training Certification and any one of our Specialization Certifications or the Nutrition Certification. Through this journey you will gather the skills to help your clients on a whole new level.

  • The science and practice of personal training
  • Specialized modality (e.g., Group Fitness, Corrective Exercise, Transformation) or targeted population fitness programming and support.
  • Fitness programming
  • How to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population
  • Gain a deeper and broader breadth of skills and knowledge to lead clients to a more successful outcome.

Hear how having the Coach Certification has helped students like you

The ISSA gave me a great knowledge of fitness programming, movement screening and nutrition.

Scott Losche

The course did an outstanding job of addressing issues that arise with the training of seniors.

Brian Kennedy

My experiences with ISSA have led me to be a very successful and respected Personal Trainer and I love Personal Training!

Maureen Langevin

ISSA has remained to be among the leaders of the fitness industry and is still an organization that is nationally recognized and has a good reputation.

Karin Singleton

I am so impressed by the level of professionalism and thoroughness that ISSA offers to trainees.

Megan Ganzagan

ISSA makes it affordable to attain your Fitness certifications and their staff is incredible!

Charisse Galvez

I could not have imagined a better experience and will be eternally grateful for ALL of the assistance that was given and the compassion shown.

Chermariea Jones

The exam was very comprehensive and the fact that it was self-paced made it very easy for a full time father like myself.

Brody McMurrian

I have had and continue to have a great experience with the staff at ISSA headquarters. They have always been super friendly and helpful.

Jennifer Poepke

ISSA provides a good educational platform to start a career as a fitness trainer.

Tessa Matus

ISSA has changed my life for the better and by changing my life ISSA has equipped me with the tools and support to help whoever may be looking for guidance pertaining to their health and fitness endeavors.

Jay Coleman

I do not believe there is another certifying organization that has the background, integrity, caring and compassion that the ISSA has...

J.R. Smith

MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

You Will Find a Job as a Personal Trainer or You'll Get Your Money Back

We promise you'll find a job as a personal trainer or we'll give you a no-hassle, full refund. Here's all you need to do:

1

You complete the course and earn your ISSA certification

2

You apply for a job at three gyms in the USA within 60 days

(requirements)

3

You meet the gym's basic requirements

(background check, drug test, available to work in the USA)

That's it. You'll get a job. And we can even help you find one. Partner gyms also post jobs for ISSA graduates on our Student Portal, including:

24 Hour Fitness Lifetime Fitness Equinox Snap Fitness

* only available in the continental US


Take your personal trainer career where you want it to go!

We offer the following options to level up your career as a personal trainer.

LEVEL 1

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 2

Certified Coach

LEVEL 3

Elite Trainer (E-CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 4

Master Trainer (M-CPT) Learn More


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  • Readiness quiz
  • 5 Step plan to becoming certified
  • How to enroll with ISSA

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